Thanks to Helen we have another image of Eddie at the Northern Ballet’s performance of The Great Gatsby in London.
Today Eddie attended the Northern Ballet’s performance of The Great Gatsby in London. A picture of Eddie at the event has been added to the gallery!
Metro.co.uk did this interview with Eddie in anticipation of the UK release of Les Misérables!
Les Misérables star Eddie Redmayne talks about what kept his spirits up during filming and smelly sets.
Was the live singing in Les Misérables nerve-racking or invigorating?
I found it invigorating. I never did a musical the other way like Amanda [Seyfried] has done, with lip-syncing to playback. I feel like singing live is the only way I could do it: it allows the spontaneity of film acting without spending 95 per cent of your thought power on moving your mouth in time.
How did you approach playing Marius, the one revolutionary character who comes from money?
I tried to add things to make him have more edges, rather than have him be a guy who waltzes through singing as people die for him. We wanted to bring the sense of what this guy had given up, which you find out about in the book, to make him more three-dimensional than an operatic stereotype of the hero.
Is it hard to think back to a time before mass communication, especially with all these revolutionaries manning the barricade?
You had to send messengers. Is it hard to imagine? I suppose it is not that hard because mobile phones and all that stuff have happened in my lifetime. I remember a time without it, when you would be meeting someone and then turning up and the person is not there. You could not just call them up.
What was the atmosphere like on this set?
Amanda has the capacity to keep you constantly smiling. There were acts of generosity, like every Friday, Hugh [Jackman] would buy everybody on the cast and crew a lottery ticket. Having Sacha [Baron Cohen] and Helena [Bonham Carter] around was wonderful. Russell Crowe had people around for singing sessions. There was something about the fact that we had this rehearsal for nine weeks, which meant it felt more like a theatre company than any other film cast I have worked with.
How did you cope with the turpentine smell onstage every night when you were performing in the play Red?
We rehearsed for a month and performed for two months in London, then we went to Broadway and did four or five months. It was interesting, as far as smells were concerned. The director, Michael Grandage, wanted Mark Rothko’s studio to smell like turpentine, in the same way that [Les Misérables director] Tom Hooper had rotting fish and horse dung there on set.
Here is our first look of Eddie looking very handsome at the Costume Institute Gala tonight.
- Eddie Redmayne Web > 2013 > May 6 | Costume Institute Gala
*Edit – more pics have been added to the gallery!
Fanspired has a sneak peek at tonight’s guest list for the MET Gala and Eddie is on it! Anyone else excited to see what he chooses to wear?
Thanks to a fashion journalist, we have a first look at the guest list for this year’s MET Gala. Kristen Stewart, Rihanna, Emma Stone, Eddie Redmayne are a few celebrities invited to walk (or should I say climb) the red carpet on Monday, May 6th. This year’s theme for the event is PUNK: Chaos to Couture.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the Museum’s Costume Institute Benefit will take place on Monday, May 6, 2013. Beyoncé will serve as Honorary Chair. Co-Chairs will be Academy Award© nominated actress Rooney Mara; Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder of Moda Operandi; Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of Givenchy; and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. This fundraising event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, acquisitions, and capital improvements.
To see who else they know to be on the guest list go here.
Cinema Blend shares with us some of the plot information as Eddie’s new film Jupiter Ascending starts filming in London. They are scheduled to shoot there until June.
Previously titled Jupiter Rising, the original science fiction action feature penned by the Wachowskis first hit our radar in the summer of 2011. By the fall, it was called Jupiter Ascending, and A-listers like Natalie Portman and Channing Tatum were being eyed. This spring Tatum and Mila Kunis signed on, along with Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, and Tuppence Middleton. But while we were getting rough approximations of plot and vague character descriptions, the Wachowskis were still playing press releases close to the vest. Now as Jupiter Ascending begins productun, this dynamic directing duo has at long last unveiled an official plot synopsis:
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
Finally, we know the names of Kunis and Tatum’s characters, and have some idea what the film’s title refers to. Not only is Jupiter Ascending an allusion to the Zodiac, but also the destiny of its title character! Ratcheting up the drama of this adventure tale, Jupiter doesn’t know about her prophesized rise to power, but previous reports tell us the extraterrestrial Queen of the Universe does, and so wants Jupiter dead. According to these same early reports, Caine is the Queen’s huntsman in what seems to be a sci-fi Snow White tale.
Between the lively Mirror, Mirror and the deadly dull Snow White and the Huntsman, I would have thought I’d be burnt out on tales of a lost princess trying to reclaim her throne. But with the Wachowskis writing and directing, Jupiter Ascending promises to be something sensational. This sci-fi epic’s release date–July 25th, 2014—can’t come fast enough.